Mount Olive, Illinois: Grave of Mother Jones

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Union Miners Cemetery

Address:
Old Reservoir Rd, Mount Olive, IL
Directions:
On the northwest edge of town. I-55 exit 44. Drive east on Lakeview Drive/Hwy 138, then quickly turn left onto Old Route 66. Drive a little over a mile. Turn right onto Old Reservoir Rd and drive to the Union Miners Cemetery; you'll see Mother Jones' big grave on the right.
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Grave of Mother Jones

Mother Jones, gray-haired champion of the worker, is buried just off of Route 66. That's not why it's called "The Mother Road," though.

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Mother Jones and her boys.

Grave of Mother Jones

It was a true honor to stand in this place. Truly humbling. A strong, mighty woman is here. As her tombstone says: "Mother Jones and her boys" -- her boys being coal miners who died on the job.

[Tracy, 09/08/2015]

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